On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded to criticism from former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who blames the Vermont senator for her 2016 loss in her upcoming tell-all book.
Talking to The Hill, Sanders said he isn't interested in playing the “blame game,” and wants to "look forward and not backward.”
“I’m working overtime now to see we overturn Trump’s decision on DACA, pass a $15-an-hour minimum wage, and next week I’ll be offering a Medicare-for-all single-payer system,” Sanders said.
“I’ll let the people decide,” Sanders added when pressed about Clinton's claims.
The former presidential candidate's comments follow excerpts from Clinton's soon-to-be-released book, “What Happened,” making the rounds online, which reveal that the former secretary of state blames Sanders for setting the stage for President Trump to ultimately win the 2016 election.
"His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election,” Clinton wrote of Sanders, according to excerpts.
Clinton also implied that Sanders' campaign copied her platform during the heated and often personal primary season. “We would promise a bold infrastructure investment plan or an ambitious new apprenticeship program for young people, and then Bernie would announce basically the same thing, but bigger,” Clinton wrote.
Rumors have been swirling about Sanders challenging Trump in the 2020 presidential election; however, the senator isn't ready to talk about that yet, telling CNN's Chris Cuomo that “people are sick and tired” of perpetual election talk.
"We don’t need to have never-ending elections,” he added.